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Cosy Villa with Private Pool and Stunning Sea Views, free Wi-fi internet

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Villa Near Sao Bras de Alportel, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Countryside Getaway, Easy Access to Beaches, Golf and Spain. Rental Licence 208/AL

This cosy, individually furnished villa with pool lies on a south facing hillside near S. Bras de Alportel and enjoys spectacular views over the valley to the Atlantic coast. The house, with its 144 sq.m, offers ample space for 6 people, and is an ideal place to relax and unwind. It has easy access by road to all parts of the Algarve, and to Spain (40 minutes). Villa Holanda offers everything you could wish for in a holiday to recharge your batteries! Come and stay and unwind.


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Gudrun Robinson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2017

About Gudrun Robinson

I live in the house further down the hillside from Villa Holanda, and look after the villa and my guests personally. I'm German by birth, have a Scottish accent, and the Algarve has been my home for 22 years.

Gudrun Robinson purchased this villa in 1980

Why Gudrun Robinson chose Algarve

Villa Holanda is a charming home-from-home in beautiful countryside surroundings, quiet but not isolated, and can prove to be addictive, as my repeat guests would say! It is an ideal jumping-off spot for excursions, golf, beaches, and even Spain, when you feel like exploring.

What makes this villa unique

Being resident in the house further down the hillside, I can be at hand for any assistance and local tips if needed, and will welcome you personally at the airport.

Hope to meet you at Villa Holanda soon!


Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time at Villa Holanda. A big thank you to Gudrun for all the helpful information and hospitality, and you made us settle into our holiday from day one. The views were spectacular. Pool, BBQ and facilities were exceptional and will never be forgotten. Hope to come back again. Many thanks again. - Trevor, Kath, John, Kylie, Adell, Newcastle.

Gudrun, you thought of everything! We have stayed at many places throughout Europe, but in Villa Holanda what we needed was there. Warm welcome, homemade fudge, excellent location and wonderful views were the "icing on the cake". Relaxing and peaceful time for us all and we hope to return again. - Phil, Allison & Daniella, Birmingham.

If you want peace and quiet with spectacular views, yet easy access to the main highway, this is the ideal place to stay. It was just the tonic we needed. The tour on arrival was very helpful and we would like to thank Gudrun for everything. - The Baxendell Family
Jan 2009
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Cosy Villa with Private Pool and Stunning Sea Views, free Wi-fi internet
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Return visit to our little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is our second viist to Villa Holanda and it lived up to our expectations. It is perfectly furnished and has everything you need for a thoroughly relaxing stay. The kitchen is well equipped and the property is spotlessly clean inside and out. The pool is well maintained with the option to have it heated which we chose. Gudrun was the perfect host where nothing was too much trouble and her welcome pack was exceptional. We can't wait to return for a third time and can't thank Gudrun enough for making our holiday, once again, so special.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little jewel of a villa

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we'd stayed at Villa Holanda and we can't wait to return. We had a warm welcome from Gudrun at the airport and had a lovely starter pack in the villa including a bottle of bubbly and home made banana cake. The villa itself was spotless, well equipped and very homely.

Our lives are very busy so it was a pleasure to relax in the peace and quiet of a beautiful setting. We had a wonderful view from the villa looking as far as the eye could see to the coast and beyond, particularly pretty at night.

Gudrun was the perfect host and couldn't do enough for us. She was always at hand to offer advice and help if we needed.

We would without hesitation recommend this villa and are planning to return next year.

Thank you Gudrun and Martin for making this such a memorable and relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at Quinta Hollanda and it won't be our last. We love this villa due to is characterful, homely feel. It has amazing views, pool and bbq. We highly recommend staying when your in the Algarve.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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South East

For a relaxing Time

  • 5 of 5

We just wanted to say we had a Fabulous 10 days at “Villa Hollanda” & Gudrun (owner) was extremely helpful plus Champaign on arrival & Homemade cake, & always on hand or mobile phone contact for any help or info.

A beautiful villa on high ground which is perfect for views & a nice gentle breeze in the high sun’s heat, it perfect for families or couples whom want to relax away from the general noise & hustle/bustle of the norm been in the middle or just outside the crowded resorts etc BUT it is within reasonable reach of the said places, villages, towns, cities by car.

Thank you Gudrun for all & best of luck with your new pet “Come Here Lion” (cant think of his Portuguese name meaning this ?) we are sure that “Lucy” will also be happy with her new friend.

Finally just to say to all .... We highly recommend “Villa Hollanda”; thank you Gudrun from Meave Paul & Family.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that, Maeve and Paul. I'm glad you really enjoyed your holiday. It was a pleasure having you here, and I do hope to see you again at Villa Holanda in the future! Hope the banana cake works out! Best Regards, Gudrun.
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Villa Holanda, São Bras

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic villa for a truly relaxing holiday. The owner lives close by and could not be more helpful while also respectful of privacy. The views are to die for and away from the busy beaches and resorts which are but a short drive away if you want to visit. The pool is wonderful and the villa very comfortable. This was our 3rd time at Villa Holanda and we have never found anywhere close to matching it in the Algarve. Be warned that it gets booked up fast so if you are considering it don't delay long!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that! It was a pleasure seeing you all again, and I really look forward to catching up with you next year! Gudrun.
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Hampshire, England

A very special service

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a perfect week in Quinta Holanda and can't wait to return. We've been staying in self catering accommodation over the last 15 years or so, all around the UK, also in France, Italy and Portugal. However, nowhere have we been looked after so well as by Gudrun. It's a cliche but in this case it's true, nothing was too much trouble and we felt really spoilt.

The inclusive starter pack had a wonderful variety of food and drink and included the delicious and personal touch of Gudrun's own home made cakes, and we were also treated to wonderful fresh figs from a neighbour's garden. Gudrun's neighbouring villa is close enough for her to be on hand for any problems, but also discreet. The two dogs Lucy and Teddie were adorable and impeccably behaved - until we met them we didn't even know they existed!

We found it a really relaxing place and didn't go out too much because we had everything we needed at the villa, including the lovely pool and the wonderful views both day and night, but when we did go out everything was close by or easy to get to. A boat trip is a must and also we enjoyed visiting Faro Old Town, Loule, Tavira and the octopus restaurants in Santa Luzia.

We would not hesitate to recommend the villa to friends and relatives - in fact we already have!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that! It's so rewarding when guests really enjoy their holiday. It was a pleasure having you here, and I look forward to seeing you again next year! Gudrun.
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Special interest holidays:

Gudrun, the owner of Villa Holanda, is resident in the house further down the hillside and has been living in the Algarve some 20 years. She would be pleased to give you local tips. She is also an experienced hand spinner and also produces tapestries of modern art (Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, Miro, etc), and carpets and rugs in Portuguese wool. Have a guided tour of her atelier (free of charge), and/or book lessons in hand spinning or tapestry/rug making. The arts and crafts minded can also book out-of-house courses/lessons in mosaics, Tiffany glass art (examples are the windows and lampshades in the villa), painting, etc. - please enquire.


The prized Algarve beaches are only 25 mins drive away. Boat trips to the islands are also just 25 mins drive away and make for a great day out. (We have cool boxes!). Water parks and leisure parks are all in the same radius and a great fun day for the kids.


Faro Airport is 20 mins drive away. Lisbon and Seville airports are alternative arrival points. Car hire is essential. You can hire your own, or we can arrange a hire car for you for delivery to your villa. We also do a gratuitous personal airport pickup and guide you to your villa.


The town of S. Bras is 4km away and has everything you need. We give you a tour of S. Bras on your first day, so you know where restaurants, shops, banks etc. are and are not wasting precious holiday time trying to find them! The larger town of Loule is 7km away and offers lots to do and see, good shopping too.

Further Details:

The owner of Villa Holanda lives in the neighbouring house and has been in the Algarve for 20 years, so can give you lots of local tips and assistance, as and when required.

The property has a rental licence No. 208/AL.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We welcome non-smokers and careful, responsible smokers. A booking deposit is required for each booking. A Euros 200 security deposit is payable in cash on arrival or by Paypal, refundable after satisfactory inspection. Travel holiday insurance is essential to cover non-refundable payments in case of a cancellation.

Changeover Day:

Heating is metered separately and charged at cost. Firewood is charged as consumed. If the air conditioning unit in the master bedroom is used, electricity will be metered and charged at cost.

Pool heating, if required, is also metered separately and charged at cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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São Brás de Alportel Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has an extra-large double bed. Bedroom 2 has two single beds. The apartment on the pool level houses bedroom 3, with two single beds that can be pushed together.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: Ceiling or stand fans in the rooms. If the air-con in the master bedroom is used in the summer, electricity will be metered and charged at cost. During the cooler months, firewood for heating is charged at cost and electricity is metered and charged at cost. A good starter pack is included in the price, with beer, wine and sparkly and home-made cake. We can customise a starter pack for you in case of any special requirements - please talk to us. WiFi is gratis. Outside: Villa Holanda has a lovely garden on its north side, a car port on the west side, and a large terrace facing south, with large dining table for alfresco dining, and a motorised canopy for more shade. Below is the pool area, which is private, with sun loungers and pergola, tables and umbrellas, and the barbecue. We have a collection of inflatables, and pool towels are available for you. The pool is 10 x 5m and can be heated on request (additional charge, metered separately). Utility Room: Extra fridge/freezer for drinks, ironing board and iron. Washing machine and dryer available in the garage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, towel change twice weekly, bedlinen change once weekly. Maid service once weekly. Other: The apartment by the side of the villa, on pool level, has its own bathroom and small pantry, ideal for more privacy.

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